New YSS BMW ESA Damper unit on test

These units replace the original damper units whilst keeping the original shocks electrics. As a result of this all of the electronic adjustments stay the same but with a much superior damper unit than standard. These are available as either a kit or individually.

These damper units are made using state of the art technology which helps vastly improve the bikes handling characteristics. Specifically designed to improve technical performance as well as rider comfort. The damping range of adjustment on these YSS units is far superior to the OEM shock absorbers.

 

 

YSS Thailand Launches 4G YSS Shock Absorber Range

YSS 4G Shock Absorbers

High performance shock absorber manufacturer YSS have launched their new product 4 models called 4G including G-Racing , G-Sport, G-Series and DTG.

These shocks are for popular Motorcycle/Scooter models in ASEAN Coutries. The bikes consist of the following:

1.Honda/PCX 150i,

2.Yamaha/N-Max 155,

3.Honda/Wave 110i/125i

4.Honda/ Dream Super Cub

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The new Shock Absorbers are of the highest technology available at YSS. Full of options as well as the highest quality in racing technology this provides confidence for every riding style. This Shock Absorber is produced by lathe forming from the aluminium billets. The shock is designed in this way to adjust the degree of sub tanks so they stay in the desired location. There is full adjustment option that helps to control every detail.

G-Sport

This Shock Absorber was developed for those who want Superior Performance with Sport Style. It is produced by Aluminium Forging to make a strong yet modern design. As well as this there is options for Spring Preload Adjustment and Rebound Control and/or Length Adjustable.

G-Series

The Shock Absorber that has gained widespread popularity and this version has been developed in many ways. Even though this shock is designed to look more modern. It can still be adjusted spring hardness and by tread spring preload for full support of the riders body weight and their driving style.

DTG

The Double Tube Gas Shock Absorber with its stylish design is filled with excellent performance at a Cost Effective Price. It can be adjusted easily by Rotating the Adjuster to the Left Side. This will make the Spring become firmer and can be adjusted by 5-7 steps to suit the needs of the riders.

Apart from 4G Products, YSS also have a large range of other shock absorber which we proudly stock and sell. For information or technical advise please feel free to call us on 01535 606200 or message us via the live chat or our YSS Facebook page. Alternatively if you just want to browse our wide range of shocks then please click here.

 

BMW ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) Sachs Shock Servicing

The new BMW ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) Sachs shock offers immediate suspension adjustments without tools, even while riding. It is operated using a thumb button on the left handlebar. The units are manufactured by Sachs and are made as a non rebuildable shock. However our rebuild changes that and makes them fully serviceable by ourselves. We service these to such a high quality that they come with a year warranty.

At Firefox racing we are able to service these units using genuine parts and offer a full warranty on our work.

  • Full service with genuine parts Sachs shock £249.00
  • Return Post UK £10.50

The cost of our rebuild is extremely reasonable especially if you have taken the time to price up a replacement unit from BMW which you may of been a little shocked at!

For more information please contact us on 01535 606200 or send an email to info@firefoxracing.co.uk

Send us your shock absorber

Download our shock absorber servicing formFor our best possible service and quick turnaround, please print off this servicing form, fill in your details and send it with your shock absorber to:

Firefox Racing, Waddington Street, Keighley BD21 5LP.

Our Visit To The Cologne Intermot 2016

On Thursday 6th October 2016 our suspension specialist & managing director Andy traveled to Cologne to attend one of the largest motorcycle shows in the world – the Cologne Intermot; the event that brings hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world together. As well as giving you the chance to brush shoulders with some of the most influential people in the industry, it can open an entire network of business opportunities, you can meet manufacturers, importers or just other general bikers with whom share the same interest or passion as you.

Here Andy met with Mr Pinyo, the managing director of YSS Suspension & assisted him on the YSS stand, meeting other distributors & customers of the YSS brand. He used this time to explain in detail what’s exactly involved in a shock absorber rebuild, the functionality and benefits of such a service & also what makes YSS better than the rest!

 

Andrew Robinson; Firefox M.D with Mr Pinyo; YSS Suspension M.D
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INTERMOT 2016(Left to right) Harry Essen; YSS R&D Director, Mr Pinyo; YSS Suspension M.D, Miss Gift; Mr Pinyo’s P.A, Andrew Robinson; Firefox Racing M.D and Head of YSS R&D Development Centre in the UK

BMW ESA Shock Rebuild – Firefox Racing

Just wanted to say massive thank you to RavenstoneGSA  for a nice write up on the removal and refit of his BMW ESA Shock. All of our shock rebuilds come with a 12 month guarantee. The full thread can be found adventurebikerider.com

 

“Hi All,

I asked for a bit of advice recently regarding replacement / rebuild for the rear shock on my 2009 BMW R1200GSA. A new one costs £1300 so I was pretty keen to find and alternative. Big thanks to Rob, (Bimota) for passing on the details of Firefox Racing in Keighley. They charge £199 for a rebuild with original parts and despite it taking a bit longer than expected, (they were a man down,) It arrived yesterday and was fitted this morning.
The refit was pretty simple so I thought it might be worth describing what I did. I’ve added a few pictures so if you’re in the same boat you can give it a go.

Before you start, preferably the day before, give any stubborn nuts and bolts a quick spray. I found that my exhaust clamp bolt was a bit rusty.

1. Strap your main stand to your front wheel, it stops the stand collapsing if you get a bit too enthusiastic with your spanners. (Yes it can happen!)

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2. Take off the seat, rear wheel, pannier rack if you have one and the end can to reach the bottom bolt. You’ll need a torx T50 and a 15mm spanner. Unplug both cables carefully.

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3. When the bolts are out you might need a bit of leverage to free the bottom end, I used a big tyre lever.

4. Wrap your shock in bubble wrap, stick it in a box and get online. I went for Parcel Force UK, £13 and the driver brings the labels. If you’ve never used a courier its easy and very cheap considering the item weight.

5. About 12 days later the rebuilt shock arrived at home. It typically takes Firefox 3 – 4 days to rebuild but don’t forget the travel time too.

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6. Refit is the opposite of removal but check the alignment of the top / bottom mounting holes. Mine were slightly off but there is a a grub screw at the top end that allows a bit of a twist if needed.

7. Plug both cables back in, they’re shaped and will only fit one way.

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8. This is a good time for a cup of tea!

9. Refit your end can, pannier rack and rear wheel.

10. Job done!

When you’ve stripped down its a good opportunity to clean a few hard to reach areas and give your end can a really good all over clean. A big thank you to Firefox who offer a very professional and friendly service. They respond quickly to any enquiries and seem a really nice bunch of lads. You can contact them via the following website.

firefoxracing.co.uk
01535 606200
Send us your shock absorber

Firefox Racing is now the UK’s leading independent YSS specialist.

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Firefox Racing is now the UK’s leading  independent YSS specialist.

We are pleased to offer YSS shock absorbers as used by Thailand Superbike championship, YSS produce a large range of Motorcycle, scooter,  ATV shocks all build in their state of the art facility in Thailand. The full range is TUV and ABE Certified.  We keep a large range in stock for immediate shipping.

Please gives us a call for our best prices 01535 606200

 

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Firefox Racing is the UK’s largest independent YSS service specialist.

We are now offering YSS shock absorber serving,

You can either have it picked up by our courier service, send it to us yourself or you can drop it in if you’re local! When your shock absorber arrives it will be stripped and inspected – if there is any additional work we will contact you with a price. The service includes:

  • Full strip down of shock absorber components.
  • Examine parts for damage or wear.
  • Inspect and polish piston rod.
  • Strip piston and shims, clean and rebuild.
  • Replace entire seal block with genuine YSS parts.
  • Rebuild shock absorber using Motul oil.
  • Re-gas with nitrogen and left on test for 24 hours.

Turn around time for a general service is around ten days although during busy times it can be more.

YSS Shock Absorber Servicing Prices

  • General Shock Absorber Servicing Prices

    • Rebuild and service shock absorber: £105.00
    • Return post: £9.50

Send us your shock absorber

 

 

 

 

Firefox Racing & Putoline Oil

Firefox Racing Leading Putoline Dealer.

44 years of motorcycle oil excellence

The UK dealer’s choice, the Oil you can trust!

Putoline Oil has developed into a worldwide leading brand of motorcycle
lubricants and maintenance products. There success is based on high quality
products dedicated purely for motorcycles. A constant update programme of
development since 1970 ensures the world’s finest products are always
available for your bike.

Come see our large range of On and Off road products in store or view online at www.putoline.co.uk

 

BMW ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) Servicing

The BMW ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)  offers immediate suspension adjustments without tools, even while riding. It is operated using a thumb button on the left handlebar. The units are manufactured by Showa or WP Both of the units are fully serviceable by ourselves. We have seen many fail at around 15- 20 thousand miles, not a great milage  for a quality unit. If you have taken the time to price up a replacement unit from BMW you may of been a little shocked!

At Firefox racing we are able to service these units using genuine parts and offer a full warranty on our work.

• Full service with genuine parts WP & Showa ESA shock £189.00

• Return Post UK £9.50

For more information please contact us on 01535 606200

 

Send us your shock absorber

Download our shock absorber servicing formFor our best possible service and quick turnaround, please print off this servicing form, fill in your details and send it with your shock absorber to:

Firefox Racing, Waddington Street, Keighley BD21 5LP.